A lot of people can just turn off current events. Stop watching the news. Stop reading about it.
I am not that enlightened. I cannot turn it off. I cannot ignore it. I cannot look away. I wish I could.
I am made sad by what I see.
I still function. I still go to work and make dinner and talk to my family about important things. But, I am nonetheless affected.
I think a lot of us are. We keep getting out and doing what we need to do. But, there's a certain new fear. Fear of "them", whoever your "them" is (heck, I might be your "them"). Because "them" are dangerous.
Have we always been "us" and "them"? I think so. I think "them" has changed in appearance. But, I think there's always been a "them". It's human nature, I guess. But, now either the us's or the them's have started to fight back. And, that's scary.
What is even more scary is that my almost 19 year old daughter has decided to dye her beautiful hair. And, we have had a textbook reaction. We explained that her hair was beautiful and if she'd just take care of it, she'd love it again. I even went so far as to mention that her whole "look" looked like she had stopped feeding it and it had gone wild. But, no arguing or fighting or raised voices, even as much as we'd like to say "no". But, she is an adult and she is determined.
At least she's not going blond. She's going purple.
Okay, okay, it's not as bad as it sounds. It's just going to be purple on the ends, from about her shoulders down. Lots of girls are doing it.
And, then, maybe it will be out of her system.
And, it has been mentioned that if it looks too bad, we'll get her a back door key so people won't see her coming in our house.
But, it has also been mentioned that if she has enough available cash that she is not saving for school, maybe she ought to be paying rent.
Can I get an Amen?
Everybody have a great Friday!